THE GAME IS AFOOT!
This story is the most awesome thing I've heard about in a long time!
I'm going to quote directly from the source because he can explain his plot better than I can. From fellow blogger Joe Hoffman:
"My name is Joe. I am a lifelong resident of Kansas and a Kansas City Royals fan who was recently relocated to the Saint Louis, MO area.
During the last five years in KC, I grew to love a drinking establishment called the Flying Saucer, which awards you with a plate for every 200 unique beers you drink. The plates go up in order of date achieved, and usually feature the person's name and a quote of their choosing. I have plate #72 in Kansas City and have completed the 200 beer journey five times.
It just so happens that they are preparing to open a Flying Saucer in Saint Louis in the next two weeks (March 1). The location of the bar is directly between my office and parking lot. When I leave work, the bar is directly to my right and Busch Stadium, home of the StL Cardinals is to my left.
Like any self-respecting Royals fan, I have no love for the Cardinals. So I came up with the idea of going after the #1 plate in the Saint Louis Flying Saucer, except instead of my name, it would be adorned with the name of Don Denkinger, the first base umpire who "blew a call" that allowed the Royals to win game 6 of the '85 World Series. The Royals went on to win game 7 and the World Series away from the Cardinals.
While most Cardinal fans will deny any existence of a rivalry with the Royals, I feel this act will be viewed with great contempt, especially in a bar that looks directly at their stadium and will likely be filled with Cardinal fans on game days."
Fucking brilliant! I'm not a sports fan, but I am a HUGE fan of Diabolical Schemes! And Joe's scheme has jumped the shark! Gone viral!
Joe started a gofundme.com page where fans can contribute to this effort.
"To accomplish this feat, it will take going to the Flying Saucer 67 straight days since only 3 beers can be counted per day. It is a lot of time and a lot of money, so I thought I would ask Kansas City and Royals fans (or Cardinals haters) for any help you can provide. My $500 total goal is based on trying to fund half of the cost of getting the plate on a $5 average beer price. I plan to start a blog featuring my three beers for each day and a Royals player. Donate, and I will gladly let you pick my three beers, Royals player or even yourself to be featured. The Flying Saucer website also features a leader board, where I will change my name to feature anyone charitable enough to donate on a rotating basis."
The StL Cardinal fan base found out about Joe's plan and they have put forward and funded a challenger to try and prevent Joe from achieving his goal. So this will be an Epic Battle! 2 men, 3 beers a day for 67 consecutive days! Neither competitor can miss 1 day or 1 beer.
The River Front Times here in StL did a story and video about the competition this has evolved into.
You can follow Joe's campaign on Twitter.
You can follow standings here.
Make beer/Royal suggestions here.
Follow progress here.
And MOST importantly, you can donate to the cause here.
Seriously people, this will be very entertaining and I predict it will make national headlines before the last beer is chugged. CNN, FOX, ABC, NBC, CBS and Al Jezeera will all have satellite trucks surrounding the St. Louis Flying Saucer when this shit gets real!
Go Joe! Make us all proud!